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Students building a tree nursery at Rowan Tree Children’s School in Peterborough

Peterborough Examiner | The Grade 1/2 class at Rowan Tree Children’s School has been busy building a tree nursery after the school recently received a Climate Action grant. The students are planting trees locally and selling trees and plants as a fundraiser for the YWCA Peterborough Haliburton. Founded in 2004, Rowan Tree Children’s School currently …

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How could social media reaction and commentary on the Johnny Depp and Amber Heard trial affect domestic violence survivors?

The Morning Show on CHEX | The world is watching as coverage of the Johnny Depp and Amber Heard defamation trial continues. Text messages, audio clips, and photos are all becoming part of a social media circus visible to the world – including other domestic violence survivors. Kim Dolan is the executive director of YWCA …

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YWCA Hosts ‘Challenge for Mom’ To Raise Funds For Programs That Help Mothers in Need

PTBOCanada | YWCA invites local businesses and community members to show their support for women experiencing gender-based violence by joining the YWCA Challenge for Mom, a fundraiser on from May 1 until Mother’s Day (May 8). “The YWCA Challenge for Mom is an opportunity to engage with members of our community and ensure that there is …

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A letter to our community

When Angela* called our crisis line earlier this year, she knew she only had a short window of time. He’d be back within the hour. Her husband checked every call and text she made. It was the first time he’d left the house since losing his job.  I listened carefully while she explained everything that was …

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Join the YWCA Challenge for Mom and help women experiencing gender-based violence

KawarthaNOW | Running May 1 until Mother’s Day, fundraiser will support YWCA Peterborough Haliburton programs including Crossroads Shelter, Haliburton Emergency Rural SafeSpace, and more With Mother’s Day fast approaching, the YWCA Peterborough Haliburton is inviting local businesses and members of the community to join the YWCA Challenge for Mom and help women experiencing gender-based violence. …

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Peterborough-Area Mother Of Teen Sexual Assault Victim Livid That Man Convicted Of The Crime Is Now Out On Bail

by John McFadden, Kawartha411 | A Peterborough-area mother is both scared and furious that a man, convicted last year of sexually assaulting her teenage daughter in 2019, is out on bail while he appeals the verdict. In order to protect the identity of the young victim, we will not be publishing the name of either …

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Barry Craft, President, Kinsmen Club of Peterborough & Kim Dolan, Executive Director, YWCA Peterborough Haliburton

Peterborough Kinsmen Raise $20,000 for YWCA Crossroads Emergency Shelter for Gender-Based Violence

PTBOCanada | The Kinsmen Club of Peterborough donated $20,000 in support of Safe Nights at YWCA Crossroads Shelter this month announced on Thursday. The emergency shelter is for women and children experiencing gender-based violence. “The Kinsmen Club of Peterborough is very fortunate to be in a position to provide financial assistance to the YWCA Crossroads …

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YWCA Announces the Hazel Education Bursary Call for Applications Opens on International Women’s Day

PTBOCanada | YWCA Peterborough Haliburton Education Awards Committee has opened the applications for the 2022 Hazel Education Bursary, on Tuesday, International Women’s Day. YWCA Hazel Education Bursary is intended to help women who have experienced gender-based violence reach their goals through education or training. The Hazel Education Bursary was created by friends the friends and …

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